Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, Front Shocks on a 2005? in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; My beloved 2005 3.6 has just turned 30,000 on the odometer.
Can anyone tell me when I should think about ...
I had mine replaced on 20,000 KM due to an annoying noise coming form them plus the riding wasn't as usual. When I hit 40,000km I noticed the same problem but the dealer didn’t find any problem on them so I let it go, now I'm almost 50,000 km and the noise is bad so I'm defiantly requesting a replacement.
I'm starting to believe that every time I need to change my pads I'll probably be doing the shocks too..
I've changed other GM nitrogen charged struts in the 80K range and been able to tell the difference, whether they really needed to be changed or not is open to question. I have no doubt that, under normal use, they're good to 100K.
The front struts on my '04 CTS were completely gone at 35K miles. The front end floated, bottomed, and bounced on every bump in the road. They were replaced on warranty and the car was back good as new.